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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game Ash Blossom Accessories are Out in February 2020

Konami has announced upcoming releases from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game.

Arriving Friday, February 14 and featuring alternate artwork released for the first time in Duel Devastator, Duelists will be able to celebrate the cherry blossom bloom of Spring early with the following new accessories:

Ash Blossom Game Mat: full-sized, rubber Game Mat; the same size as Game Mats used as prizing in various Konami sanctioned events (MSRP: $14.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Portfolio: each Duelist Portfolio includes 10-pages with 9 pockets per page, allowing you to display up to a total of 180 cards (MSRP: $9.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Case: each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards, and also includes a special divider featuring the outside design (MSRP: $4.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Sleeves: each pack contains 50 sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standard (MSRP: $3.99 USD)

Classic co-op tactics in Jagged Alliance the board game!

Modiphius has announced the release of the Jagged Alliance board game, plus its first expansion, Jagged Alliance Underground.

Both Jagged Alliance the board game and Jagged Alliance Underground are available on Modiphius.net as part of our Board Games collection.
Here are the details on these exciting new titles:

Jagged Alliance: the board game

A rich and variable solo or co-operative tactical game for 1-4 players true to its digital predecessor with hours of re-playable campaign and several different dictators to topple.

Take the role of your favorite Jagged Alliance mercenaries and fight the armies of an evil dictator to free the nation of Arulco from oppression. Equip your mercs, gain allies and buy weapons from A.I.M. to liberate sector after sector in an extensive campaign, while keeping an eye on the dictator’s counter-strikes, extra missions and your own rebel supporters. JA:TBG is full of tough choices, always keeping you and your team on the edge of victory or defeat.

Jagged Alliance: the board game

Jagged Alliance Underground Expansion

The UNDERGROUND! add-on box expands the Jagged Alliance base game with a new scenario and the Crepitus Queen dictator. Descend into underground sectors such as caves, mineshafts and secret research facilities, that hold new dangers and rewards. Employ powerful tech weapons like Lasers and the infamous Rocket Rifle. New sector tiles and rules can be integrated into the base game, bringing a whole new level of mayhem to Arulco!

Requires Jagged Alliance board game to play.

Jagged Alliance Underground

CMON’s Rising Sun Comes to Comics Courtesy of IDW Publishing

Rising Sun, the award-winning board game published by CMON Limited and designed by Eric M. Lang, will see its epic setting, feudal combat, and political intrigue adapted to comics in an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing.

Co-written by industry legend Ron Marz and David Rodriguez and illustrated by Martín Cóccolo, the three-issue miniseries will debut its first issue in November, and – as an added bonus – each issue of Rising Sun will feature exclusive content to enhance the game-playing experience for dedicated fans.

IDW’s Rising Sun storyline introduces Chiyoko of the Koi Clan, leader of a group of powerful warriors – the best each clan has to offer – on a mission to save Japan from dragons and monsters. But perhaps the greatest threat she faces is not the many monsters who are ravaging the country… but her very own team!

Dungeons & Dragons Melds Magic & Invention in Eberron: Rising from the Last War Coming this Fall

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

The world of Eberron offers an industrial take on fantasy storytelling with trains powered by lightning, airships docking above cities lit by magical streetlamps and manufactured humanoids walking among the elves and humans of the land. Eberron: Rising from the Last War is a 320-page book detailing the war-torn continent of Khorvaire, along with a wealth of features for Dungeons & Dragons fans to incorporate into their characters’ adventures. It also introduces the artificer, the first new class made available for D&D since the release of the Player’s Handbook. Look for Eberron: Rising from the Last War everywhere on November 19, with a special alternate cover only available through game stores.

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

In addition to the artificer class—which fuses technology and magic—players will also be able to customize their characters with four new races and twelve magical dragonmark tattoos. A new game element called group patrons also provides parties with shared background features, helping to define adventurers’ roles in the post-war world.

Dungeon Masters can also expect to find a new cache of tools in Eberron: Rising from the Last War, including an overview of the continent of Khorvaire, a gazetteer of the towering city of Sharn, maps of lightning-powered trains and industrial workshops, plus tons of adventure hooks and details on designing adventures set after the Last War.

Coinciding with the release of Eberron: Rising of the Last War on November 19, the D&D Adventurers League will release a new season of stories called The Oracle of War. Across twenty episodes, players will discover an incredible treasure in the magically devasted Mournland, an artifact they swiftly discover is desired by every faction in Khorvaire.

Modiphius Releases Black Void, a New Dark Fantasy RPG by Christoffer Sevaldsen

Modiphius have released of the eagerly anticipated Black Void RPG, a brand new dark fantasy RPG from Christoffer Sevaldsen.

This epic new universe begins with the Black Void Core Book, first campaign Those Who Would Be GodsArbiter’s Screen and dice set, a substantial spread to get you started in this tale of the fall and resurgence of humanity.

Black Void is available in physical and digital form as part of the Black Void Collection on Modiphius.net while the core book and campaign are available in PDF as part of the Black Void collection on DriveThruRPG.com collection.

Black Void: Core Book 

“A dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about the fall and resurgence of humanity”  

In the days when Babylon was the greatest city on Earth, mankind lived in placid ignorance of the grandeur, vastness and horror of the cosmos. Following cataclysmic events on Earth the fragile veil between reality and the Void was shattered and the truth of existence revealed. As mankind cried for salvation they were torn from their homeworld by Void-torrents and the surviving peoples of Earth were scattered among the stars. Countless were lost and mankind seemed all but perished. Over the decades the survivors, stragglers and ragged remnants of mankind’s tribes struggled for their lives across countless uncaring worlds. However, a few managed to go beyond mere subsistence and travel the Void-currents to congregate in fabled Llyhn, epicentre of the cosmos.

BLACK VOID takes place in a distant past which is both familiar and outlandish in its dark and exotic ambiance. As descendants of the survivors of Earth, characters can adopt many roles such as:

  •  Serving as emissaries, defending the enclaves and last remnants of human civilization.
  • Travelling the Void-currents as explorers seeking riches and glory across the cosmos.
  • Venturing to find Earth, the long lost cradle of humanity.
  • Seeking influence and claiming a new home for mankind, taking their rightful places as leaders of mankind.
  • Diving into the intrigues of Llyhn or perhaps building an empire in the dark depths of the city’s underworld.
  • Discovering the true essence of existence finding enlightenment beyond the veil of reality; in a Void filled with mindless abominations.
Black Void

Those who would be Gods

The Qamsa, once mortal Babylonians, were forever changed by their exposure to the Void and otherworldly entities following the cataclysmic events on Earth. Their quest for power was sparked by outrage at mankind’s mistreatment and a desire to find Earth once more. 

The abduction of an enclave elder sparks a chain of events that reveal dark furtive ties to the past, rattle the tenuous stability of the Feeradani enclave and threatens all of mankind.

The central themes, species and locations of the Black Void setting are showcased throughout the campaign to introduce new players to the overall spirit of the game as it takes the protagonists on a harrowing journey through multiple districts of the Eternal city, into the dark and deadly jungles of Llyhn and across the Void to an ominous borderworld where those who would be Gods dwell. 

The THOSE WHO WOULD BE GODS campaign is presented in three parts. The plot has linear milestones for characters to achieve, with numerous hooks for the protagonists to follow and sub-plots to further explore if desired. Each part is playable on its own, but truly come to life when played as a continuing story. The campaign is made for newly created characters but can be adapted to fit characters that have advanced.

Arbiter’s Screen

This four panel screen provides Arbiters with a practical barrier to shield notes and other information from the players as well as a range of convenient reference tables. The hand-picked cover art helps set the scene and enhance the ambient atmosphere on the gaming table for all your adventures in the BLACK VOID.

The supplementary codicil contains additional tables and a creature size overview for easy reference.

Dice Bundle 

This special dice bundle for the Dark Void Roleplaying game comprises three dice made by Q Workshop: 

  • 1 x 1D12
  • 1 x 1D6
  • 1 x 1D4

Land on Cyber Station 11 in Clank! In! Space! – A New Expansion Coming in November

Clank! In! Space! Cyber Station 11

Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital have announced that Clank! In! Space! Cyber Station 11 will be coming in November!

Episode XI
Cyber Station 11 

Eager to prove her worth to Lord Eradikus, Commander Preon has built a research station on the edge of civilized space. There, she’s developing strange and powerful Cyberware — and using all the best of it to augment her own half- mechanical body. 

SKULK around an all-new game board!
INSTALL Cyberware for abilities that last the whole game!
EVADE Commander Preon using her own Executive Escape Pods! 

Whether it’s illegal, hazardous, or just plain fun, you’ll find it on Cyber Station 11. 

This expansion requires Clank! In! Space! to play.

Clank! In! Space! Cyber Station 11 contains: 

  • New Cyber Station 11 Game Board
  • 1 Double-Sided Game Board Module
  • 40 Adventure Deck Cards
  • Commander Preon Boss Marker
  • 2 Executive Escape Pod Tokens
  • Rules sheet

Pathfinder 2nd Edition is Out Now

Pathfinder 2nd Edition

Paizo has released the highly anticipated second edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The 640-page Pathfinder Core Rulebook contains everything players and Game Masters need to build deeply customizable characters and weave fantastic stories and adventures, while the 360-page Pathfinder Bestiary contains more than 400 monsters from Aeons to Zombies, with more lore and more intuitive game stats than ever before. A new Adventure Path, a standalone adventure, character sheets, condition cards, and more all launch today, providing players with a full slate of adventures and accessories for their campaigns.

Your story awaits! Dive into a murder mystery with the 64-page Fall of Plaguestone standalone adventure. If epic campaigns that take your character all the way to 20th level are more your style, start with the Hellknight Hill adventure and embark on a continent-spanning conflict against cultists, slavers, and a fiery draconic devastation in the Age of Ashes Adventure Path.

For a single evening of storytelling, join tens of thousands of players as an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil. The new season starts today, so it’s the perfect time to join! Learn more at PathfinderSociety.club.

Pathfinder accessories, like the double-sided Fall of Plaguestone Flip-MatGM ScreenCombat PadCharacter Sheet Pack, and Condition Cards, also release today immerse Pathfinder players even more deeply in their new adventures.

Paizo’s official licensed partners also join us for the launch of Pathfinder Second Edition!


Accessories: Campaign Coins releases Pathfinder Hero Point Tokens, a new dice tray, and the Pathfinder Second Edition logo pin. Q-Workshop adds a Second Edition dice set. Dog Might launches the Pathfinder Valhalla GM Screen and Dragon Sheath.

Actual Play: Join The Glass Cannon as they play Silent Tideon YouTube, as well as their live performances in Indianapolis during Gen Con! Don’t miss Geek & Sundry’s weekly Knights of Everflame Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Pacific, Paizo’s very own Oblivion Oath Thursdays at noon Pacific, and Dragons & Things live on Twitch at 6 p.m. Pacific every Friday.

Audio: Syrinscape releases the Fall of Plaguestone SoundSet, giving GMs and players a deeper and more immersive experience as they adventure through the Fall of Plaguestone adventure.

Miniatures: WizKids releases the Legendary Adventures Preview Pack, featuring 8 monsters and heroes from Pathfinder Second Edition, followed in September by the 44-figure Legendary Adventures booster set and Goblin Villagepremium set.

Online: Create a brand new Second Edition character with Hero Lab Online and play with friends around the world on virtual tabletops like Fantasy Grounds and Roll20, and d20Pro.

Online Rules: Archives of Nethys has the official Pathfinder Second Edition SRD available at PFRD.Info.

Terrain: Dwarven Forge begins preorders on the Fall of Plaguestone Adventure Kit.

Translations: New Order Editora launches Pathfinder Second Edition in Brazil with the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (PDF) in Portuguese, with additional products released in October and December. Devir (Spanish), Ulisses Spiele (German), and Black Book Editions (French) are all at work on Second Edition releases as well. Stay tuned!

Rejoice, the backstabbing of medieval Europe is here – Crusader Kings the Board Game is Out Now

Rejoice, the backstabbing, war declarations and love affairs of medieval Europe is being brought to life in the real world today. Free League Publishing has announced that Crusader Kings the Board Game has been released.

Crusader Kings the Board Game

In the medieval strategy soap opera of Crusader Kings the Board Game, your King or Queen will need to survive invasions, plots, crusades, and marriage. All while experiencing strange and dangerous events of a medieval ruler. And if not survive, then at least have heirs ready to take over the throne. Failure to raise a suitable heir will face you with the end of your dynasty. A sad smudge and a foot note off history. Do not let that happen, your highness!

Crusader Kings the Board Game, produced in partnership with Paradox Interactive, will now wreak havoc in homes all over the world. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King? The time has come for you to find out.

Gen Con 2019: WizKids Partners with Sweet Games for Seeders from Series: Exodus

Seeders from Series: Exodus

WizKids is partnering with Sweet Games to publish their hit game Seeders from Sereis: Exodus in English for the first time. It will be released in spring 2020.

When an unknown force threatens to render their home uninhabitable, the Seeders must build arks—giant colony ships–to ensure their survival. Players work to create the most promising design to be chosen for production. Each turn players draft cards into their hands as cards are laid out on the board. Players strategically place negotiator chips between the cards they want, using their alignment and position to determine who has the most influence over a desired card. Once all negotiators and tokens are placed, influence is calculated and the winners of each card is determined.

Once obtained, cards can be played for points, adding value to your ark, or discarded for resources. Each card represents a different component of the ark – locations, items, personnel – and players will find unique synergies between cards as well as their player color’s unique power. Asymmetry and complex interactions add layers of strategy that lead to a unique experience each time you play.

Featuring immersive sci-fi art and high-quality production materials, Seeders from Sereis: Exodus tells a deep, engrossing story, while challenging players with difficult decisions and unique mechanics. This is the first game set in the visionary Seeders from Sereis universe, created by Serge Macasdar and Charbel Fourel. Through a series of games and other media, it will continue the story of the Seeders, as they escape their dying civilization, and search for a new destiny among the stars.

Visit Sweet Games at Gen Con at booth 2953 in Entrepreneur’s Avenue to check out Seeders from Sereis: Exodus for yourself!

Gen Con 2019: Funko Reveals the Pop! Funkoverse Strategy Games

Face off in the Ultimate Pop! Battle in Funko’s new light strategy games that combine your favorite characters and go head-to-head in exciting game scenarios in the most memorable locations of your favorite licenses!

Funkoverse DC 100 Strategy Game

In DC 100, move through 4 exciting game scenarios in memorable locations such as – Gotham City™ Streets or The Joker’s Carnival Chaos with The Joker™, Harley Quinn™, Batgirl™, and Batman™.

Funkoverse DC 101 Strategy Game

In DC 101 combine additional characters in 4 additional game scenarios in memorable locations like Arkham Asylum or Catwoman’s Penthouse with Catwoman™ and Robin™. Play as a stand-alone or mix with other DC Funkoverse games!

Funkoverse Harry Potter 100 Strategy Game

In Harry Potter 100 move through 4 exciting game scenarios and move through locations such as Diagon Alley or Room of Requirement with Lord Voldemort™, Bellatrix Lestrange™, Hermione Granger™, and Harry Potter™.

Funkoverse Harry Potter 101 Strategy Game

In Harry Potter 101, move through 4 exciting game scenarios in memorable locations like Forbidden Forest and the Potions Classroom with Draco Malfoy™ and Ron Weasley™. Play as a stand-alone or mix with other Harry Potter Funkoverse games!

Funkoverse The Golden Girls 100 Strategy Game

In The Golden Girls 100, move through 4 exciting game scenarios in memorable locations like The Golden Girls’ Home or the Florida Boardwalk with Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux.

Funkoverse Rick and Morty 100 Strategy Game

In Rick and Morty 100, move through 4 exciting game scenarios in memorable locations like The Smith House or Blips and Chitz with Morty Smith and Rick Sanchez.

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